Bank erosion by waves

N. G. Bhownik, M. Demissie

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Discusses the process of river bank erosion. Examines behaviour of noncohesive and cohesive soil particles and studies failure modes. For cohesive banks, slip failure is common and for an undercut bank shear, beam or tensional failure is possible. Waves generated by vessels or winds can cause erosion. Describes typical wave pattern from a vessel, and effects in narrow, shallow waves, noting their relative magnitude compared to vessel waves. (C.J.U.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherAm. Soc.Civ. Engrs
ISBN (Print)3804204422, 9780872623712
StatePublished - 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Bhownik, N. G., & Demissie, M. (1983). Bank erosion by waves. Am. Soc.Civ. Engrs.